FILE - This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows Pharrell Williams on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Oscars producers say in a news release Tuesday, Feb. 7, that Williams will sing his nominated song Happy. The Oscars will air live March 2 on ABC with Ellen DeGeneres as host. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Before Oscars, Pharrell Williams to sing at NBA All-Star Game
The Associated Press
First Published Feb 06 2014 08:23 am • Last Updated Feb 06 2014 08:23 am
New York • Before he sings at the Oscars, Pharrell Williams will perform at the NBA All-Star Game.
NBA announced Thursday that the producer-rapper-singer will perform Feb. 16 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Williams will open the game and perform during the player introductions with surprise guests.
The game’s halftime performance will feature Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth, Wind and Fire, Janelle Monae and Dr. John.
Recent Grammy winner Gary Clark Jr. will sing the national anthem and also perform during the halftime show. Folk-rock singer Serena Ryder will sing the Canadian national anthem.
The All-Star game will air live on TNT. Kendrick Lamar will perform before the slam dunk contest a day before the big game.
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